{"id":9970237064,"title":"Basil - Genovese","handle":"basil-genovese-seeds","description":"\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO Genovese Basil seeds. Basil may be grown from seed sown early indoors and transplanted outside after frost, or sown directly in the garden, or planted as a potted plant. Seedlings can emerge 7-14 days after seeds have been planted. 60-69 days to maturity.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBegin light harvesting after plants have been established. It is best done in the early morning when the temperature is cooler and the leaves are less likely to wilt. A full harvest should be completed just before the plants start to flower. Make sure you cut the entire plant 4-6” above the ground to promote a second growth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGenovese Basil - Herb Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-xs-12 col-sm-6\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGenovese Basil \u003ci\u003e(Ocimum Basilicum)\u003c\/i\u003e, also known as sweet basil, is one of the most popular Basils that is used in the culinary world. It is regularly used in Pesto, Tomato Sauces and soups. It is also very good on pizza and is commonly seen on the margarita at most restaurants.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe best Genovese Basil is said to be grown in Prá, a western delegation of the city of Genoa. It is an annual native to India, Africa and Asia. Of all of the basils to grow (there are about 150 varieties) Genovese is one of the best because it typically yields 7 to 8 cuttings.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen harvesting note that leaves can easily be bruised so be sure and handle with care. Also note that Genovese Basil is not drought tolerant and can be damaged by heat stress. Regular moisture throughout the growing season helps to ensure that you will have a good crop. After harvesting do not store at a temperature less than 50 degrees. Genovese Basil has a slightly sweet and peppery flavor.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-xs-12 col-sm-6 plant-info\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e Latin Name: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003ci\u003e Ocimum Basilicum\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eVariety: \u003c\/strong\u003e Genovese\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eOther Names:\u003c\/strong\u003eGenovese\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eSeeds per Oz: \u003c\/strong\u003eApprox 14,300\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e Approx 68\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eFeatures: \u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eNon-GMO: \u003c\/strong\u003e Yes\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eOrganic:\u003c\/strong\u003e No\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e Heirloom:\u003c\/strong\u003e Yes\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e Treated:\u003c\/strong\u003e No\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e Pelleted:\u003c\/strong\u003e No\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e Hybrid: \u003c\/strong\u003e No\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eOpen Pollinated:\u003c\/strong\u003e Yes\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003ePlant Type:\u003c\/strong\u003e Annual\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zone:\u003c\/strong\u003e 4-10\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eUses: \u003c\/strong\u003e Garnishes, Cooking, Seasoning\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eTemp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Warmer\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full Sun, or Partial Shade\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eResistances: \u003c\/strong\u003e None\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eComments:\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"clearfix\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-xs-12 2 plant-info-table2\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"table-responsive\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eSeed Planting Depth\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eSeeds per Ounce\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eGermination Temperature\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eDays to Germination\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eRow Spacing\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003ePlant Spacing\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003e100' Row Yield\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eSun\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e¼”\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003eApprox 14,300\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e70 F\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e14 to 21\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e18”\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e1 Foot\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003eN\/A\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003eFull Sun, Partial Shade\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSowing: \u003c\/b\u003eStart indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost in spring using at least 3-4” deep pots. Sow seeds ¼” deep in the soil. Keep the soil moist 70 degrees. As soon as seedlings emerge provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or under fluorescent grow lights. Make sure to not have the lights on 24 hours leave them on for 16 and off for the last 8. If sowing directly into the soil wait until the last frost has happened and pick a spot directly in the sun. Sow beneath the soil ¼” keeping the soil moist and well-watered.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eTransplanting:\u003c\/b\u003e Before transplanting in the garden seedlings need to be “hardened off”. Make sure that you pick a spot that is in full sunlight. Prepare the garden soil by turning the soil under to a depth of 8”. Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the whole root ball.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSoil Preference: \u003c\/b\u003eLamb’s ear is fairly drought tolerant and will do well in poor soils. 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Basil may be grown from seed sown early indoors and transplanted outside after frost, or sown directly in the garden, or planted as a potted plant. Seedlings can emerge 7-14 days after seeds have been planted. 60-69 days to maturity.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBegin light harvesting after plants have been established. It is best done in the early morning when the temperature is cooler and the leaves are less likely to wilt. A full harvest should be completed just before the plants start to flower. Make sure you cut the entire plant 4-6” above the ground to promote a second growth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGenovese Basil - Herb Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-xs-12 col-sm-6\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGenovese Basil \u003ci\u003e(Ocimum Basilicum)\u003c\/i\u003e, also known as sweet basil, is one of the most popular Basils that is used in the culinary world. It is regularly used in Pesto, Tomato Sauces and soups. 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Genovese Basil has a slightly sweet and peppery flavor.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-xs-12 col-sm-6 plant-info\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e Latin Name: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003ci\u003e Ocimum Basilicum\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eVariety: \u003c\/strong\u003e Genovese\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eOther Names:\u003c\/strong\u003eGenovese\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eSeeds per Oz: \u003c\/strong\u003eApprox 14,300\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e Approx 68\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eFeatures: \u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eNon-GMO: \u003c\/strong\u003e Yes\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eOrganic:\u003c\/strong\u003e No\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e Heirloom:\u003c\/strong\u003e Yes\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e Treated:\u003c\/strong\u003e No\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e Pelleted:\u003c\/strong\u003e No\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e Hybrid: \u003c\/strong\u003e No\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eOpen Pollinated:\u003c\/strong\u003e Yes\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003ePlant Type:\u003c\/strong\u003e Annual\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zone:\u003c\/strong\u003e 4-10\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eUses: \u003c\/strong\u003e Garnishes, Cooking, Seasoning\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eTemp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Warmer\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full Sun, or Partial Shade\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eResistances: \u003c\/strong\u003e None\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eComments:\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"clearfix\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-xs-12 2 plant-info-table2\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"table-responsive\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eSeed Planting Depth\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eSeeds per Ounce\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eGermination Temperature\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eDays to Germination\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eRow Spacing\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003ePlant Spacing\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003e100' Row Yield\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eSun\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e¼”\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003eApprox 14,300\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e70 F\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e14 to 21\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e18”\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e1 Foot\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003eN\/A\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003eFull Sun, Partial Shade\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSowing: \u003c\/b\u003eStart indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost in spring using at least 3-4” deep pots. 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Basil - Genovese

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Non-GMO Genovese Basil seeds. Basil may be grown from seed sown early indoors and transplanted outside after frost, or sown directly in the garden, or planted as a potted plant. Seedlings can emerge 7-14 days after seeds have been planted. 60-69 days to maturity.

Begin light harvesting after plants have been established. It is best done in the early morning when the temperature is cooler and the leaves are less likely to wilt. A full harvest should be completed just before the plants start to flower. Make sure you cut the entire plant 4-6” above the ground to promote a second growth.

Genovese Basil - Herb Garden Seeds

Genovese Basil (Ocimum Basilicum), also known as sweet basil, is one of the most popular Basils that is used in the culinary world. It is regularly used in Pesto, Tomato Sauces and soups. It is also very good on pizza and is commonly seen on the margarita at most restaurants.

The best Genovese Basil is said to be grown in Prá, a western delegation of the city of Genoa. It is an annual native to India, Africa and Asia. Of all of the basils to grow (there are about 150 varieties) Genovese is one of the best because it typically yields 7 to 8 cuttings.

When harvesting note that leaves can easily be bruised so be sure and handle with care. Also note that Genovese Basil is not drought tolerant and can be damaged by heat stress. Regular moisture throughout the growing season helps to ensure that you will have a good crop. After harvesting do not store at a temperature less than 50 degrees. Genovese Basil has a slightly sweet and peppery flavor.

Latin Name: Ocimum Basilicum
Variety: Genovese
Other Names:Genovese
Seeds per Oz: Approx 14,300
Days to Maturity: Approx 68

Features:
Non-GMO: Yes
Organic: No
Heirloom: Yes
Treated: No
Pelleted: No
Hybrid: No
Open Pollinated: Yes

Plant Type: Annual
Hardiness Zone: 4-10
Uses: Garnishes, Cooking, Seasoning
Temp Preference: Warmer
Light Preference: Full Sun, or Partial Shade
Resistances: None

Comments:
Seed Planting Depth Seeds per Ounce Germination Temperature Days to Germination Row Spacing Plant Spacing 100' Row Yield Sun
¼” Approx 14,300 70 F 14 to 21 18” 1 Foot N/A Full Sun, Partial Shade

Sowing: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost in spring using at least 3-4” deep pots. Sow seeds ¼” deep in the soil. Keep the soil moist 70 degrees. As soon as seedlings emerge provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or under fluorescent grow lights. Make sure to not have the lights on 24 hours leave them on for 16 and off for the last 8. If sowing directly into the soil wait until the last frost has happened and pick a spot directly in the sun. Sow beneath the soil ¼” keeping the soil moist and well-watered.

Transplanting: Before transplanting in the garden seedlings need to be “hardened off”. Make sure that you pick a spot that is in full sunlight. Prepare the garden soil by turning the soil under to a depth of 8”. Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the whole root ball.

Soil Preference: Lamb’s ear is fairly drought tolerant and will do well in poor soils. Make sure your soil has good drainage and won’t be likely to accumulate standing water at the base of the plant.

Other Tips: Make sure and handle with care as Genovese Basil leaves are easily bruised when harvesting. This plant is not drought tolerant so be sure and water regularly throughout the growing season.